Waterfalls In The Catlin’s New Zealand

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The South East corner of New Zealand’s South Island is a vast expanse of grassland waiting to be explored. The mountains have turned into rolling hills that bob up and down amongst the valleys. We visited on a mid-winters day and were welcomed by calm breezes and warm sunshine. There was still some frost on roads due to the towering trees, but for the most part, it was a beautiful day. We were searching for waterfalls in the Catlin’s area..

We were driving through some classically Kiwi scenic areas when we arrived at the first waterfall on out tourist map which was called the Niagara Falls. Unknown to us, this was a joke for tourists due to the small size of this ‘waterfall’. Honestly, It’s a river. There is more of a waterfall falling from my roof when it rains! After a very brief look, we jumped into our Juicy rental and headed for the mighty McLean Falls.  This ‘waterfall’ was named after Niagara Falls in Northern America by an early surveyor and can be found 60km west of the city

There is more of a waterfall falling from my roof when it rains! After a very brief look, we jumped into our Juicy rental and headed for the mighty McLean Falls.  This ‘waterfall’ was named after Niagara Falls in Northern America by an early surveyor and can be found 60km west of the city Owaka, near the small town of Niagara. It can be accessed from the Niagara Waikawa Road by turning to Manse Road. I wouldn’t waste my time if I, were you!

Niagara Falls New Zealand Tropical Nomad

McLean Falls is a three km walk into the dense forest to get to the main waterfall a seen in the pictures and you can feel its power as you approach. The water crashes down hard amongst the rocks and foliage while it races through the forest. It is the biggest and noisiest waterfall I have ever been to!

 

Waterfalls in Catlins New Zealand




Waterfalls in Catlins New Zealand

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